Tabloid newspapers have been hit by double-digit drops in circulation, new ABC figures for June show.
The Sun fell by 12 per cent year-on-year to 1.28m copies while the Sun on Sunday is down 13 per cent to 1.06m. Both have bulk sales of about 68,700.
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Rival tabloids the Mirror and Star, both owned by Reach, also saw daily and Sunday sales fall year-on-year at similar levels.
The Sunday People, another Reach title, recorded the biggest drop in sales at 18 per cent year-on-year.
Only free newspaper City AM held firm against the decline.
National newsbrand circulation for June 2019 (ABC):
|Publication||Total avg. circulation – June 2019||Year-on-year % change||Bulks|
|The Sun on Sunday||1,066,147||-13%||68,781|
|The Mail on Sunday||986,385||-7%|
|London Evening Standard (FREE)||845,284||-5%|
|The Sunday Times||686,819||-5%||78,213|
|The Daily Telegraph||327,345||-12%|
|The Sunday Telegraph||258,394||-10%|
|Daily Star – Sunday||184,914||-16%|
|City AM (FREE)||85,617||0%|